Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Fair Work Australia investigation into Craig Thomson, Labor’s bungled Australia Network tender, illicit drugs, interest rates

  ANDREW GREENE: Hello and welcome to Capital Hill. I’m Andrew Greene on a day of dramatic developments in two long-awaited investigations troubling the Gillard Government. First, this morning, the Commonwealth Auditor-General highlighted a series of flaws in the Government’s handling of the tender for the Australia Network contract. Then, hours later, Fair Work Australia…

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Sky News Australia – Illicit drugs, Fair Work Australia investigation into Craig Thomson, Australia Network tender, Murray-Darling Basin reform

  KIERAN GILBERT: We’re now going to cross to Adelaide – Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham, spokesman for the Coalition on Murray-Darling and [in the Senate – see below] Communications. Senator, thanks for your time. First of all, can I get your thoughts on this [Australia21] report and the prominent Australians calling for a rethink…

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FIVEaa – Murray-Darling Basin reform

  LEON BYNER: Now, New South Wales and other states’ environmental groups have joined together and they’ve got some legal advice and they’re saying that the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s draft Plan is illegal. The advice says the Plan contravenes the federal Water Act because it prioritises social and economic impact instead of the river’s long…

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Ruddock-Ferguson-Moore-Birmingham doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Syria, petition to China and Russia

  PHILIP RUDDOCK: … on behalf of my colleagues as members of the Parliamentary Amnesty group [Amnesty International Parliamentary Group] that this is an important occasion because almost all Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate have endorsed the view, following the Amnesty report, that China and Russia should be involved in changing…

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